Wednesday, October 4 - Saturday, October 7, 2017 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Geriatric Medicine Live Course

Register by September 6 to Save $100.

Geriatric Medicine offers everything you need to stay current in your practice. Learn the latest information on the skills you use every day in sessions, such as Exercise for the Geriatric Patient, Morbidity and Injury Prevention, and Geriatric Pharmacy and High-Risk Medication Use. 

Course Details

Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 25 AAFP Prescribed credits; 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Credits include clinical procedural workshops. View CME credit statements»

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Improve adherence to evidence-based clinical guidelines in practice.
  • Construct evidence-based strategies to diagnose, treat and manage common clinical conditions seen among the geriatric population.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with the patient to ensure that diagnosis and treatment recommendations are understood.
  • Recognize when to refer to, or consult with, other specialists to provide optimal patient care.

Attend Geriatric Medicine

Wednesday, October 4 - Saturday, October 7, 2017

Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes

Early bird registration discount available through September 6, 2017.



Registration Fees

AAFP Member
Early Bird    $795
Standard     $895

New Physicians
Early Bird     $745
Standard      $845

Student or Resident
Early Bird    $545
Standard     $645

Allied Health
Early Bird     $795
Standard      $895

Early Bird     $1,095
Standard      $1,195



Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • Alzheimer’s Dementia: Diagnosis and Management
  • Anticoagulation Update
  • Billing, Coding and Payment Reform
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostate Update
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression Screening and Management
  • Diabetes Update
  • Exercise for the Geriatric Patient: morbidity and injury prevention
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Geriatric Polypharmacy & High Risk Medication Use
  • Heart Failure
  • Hepatitis C 
  • Hypertension Update
  • Immunizations Update
  • Menopause / Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Nutrition Supplements and Herbal Therapies
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s Update
  • Sleep Disorders: Insomnia
  • Statins: Recommendation Updates
  • Stroke and TIA: Case Study
  • Urinary Incontinence in Women

Event Schedule

Download the complete schedule(4 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 : 6:45 - 7:30 a.m.Registration / Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 : 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 : 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Thursday, October 5, 2017 : 7:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, October 5, 2017 : 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, October 5, 2017 : 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops*
Friday, October 6, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Friday, October 6, 2017 : 7:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, October 6, 2017 : 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, October 6, 2017 : 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops*
Saturday, October 7, 2017  
Saturday, October 7, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Saturday, October 7, 2017 : 7:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, October 7, 2017 : 12:30 p.m.Course Adjourn

*Separate registration and fee required.
Note: Times are subject to change.

How to Add Clinical Procedural Workshops

Separate registration and fee required to attend a clinical procedural workshop. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select a workshop during online registration.

Already registered for the course? You may now edit your registration online to add a procedural workshop session. Register now »

Clinical Procedural Workshops

Joint Injection

(#101) Thursday, October 5, 2017, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. or
(#103) Friday, October 6, 2017, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic rationale for joint injections being performed.
  • Explain the risks and benefits of joint injections.
  • Describe appropriate equipment/supplies for performing joint injections.
  • Using models, perform joint injections.

Motivational Interviewing

(#102) Thursday, October 5, 2017, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. or
(#104) Friday, October 6, 2017, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Identify the key components of the definition, spirit, and focus of motivational interviewing.
  • Describe the skills used to facilitate behavior change through conversation.
  • Utilize one strategy for enhancing motivation with patients.
  • Role play with other participants to practice techniques discussed.

Invited Faculty

Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP, Course Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP, CMD, Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Assistant Director, Family Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital, Orlando; Geriatric Medicine Clerkship Director, Florida State University College of Medicine Orlando campus; Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Winter Park, Florida

W. (William) Joshua Cox, DO, FACOFP, 
Professor and Chief, Division of Primary Care, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Missouri

Ati Hakimi, MD, MBA, Post-Acute Care Physician, Las Vegas, NV

Janice E. Knoefel, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Neurology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

James W. McNabb, MD, FAAFP, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill

Dana McDaniel Seale, BS, MAPP, Clinical Instructor for Mercer University and a Consultant and Trainer for Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology

J. (James) Paul Seale, MD, Professor and Director of Research, Department of Family Medicine, NAVICENT Health and Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia

William M. Simpson, Jr., MD, FAAFP, Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus and other on-site resources one week before the course. A hard copy of the syllabus may be purchased for $60 when registering for the course. A limited number of syllabuses will be available for purchase on site. Additional information will be provided by email after you register.

Hotel Information

The following hotel is available for accommodations during this course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes(
8400 Costa Verde Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: (800) 228-9290

Rate: $164 Single/Double Occupancy 
+ $10 Daily Resort Fee
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- September 6, 2017

AAFP CME Courses in Myrtle Beach, SC

Note: A limited number of rooms at the discounted group rate are available for conference registrants on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be guaranteed by the AAFP.

About Hotel Reservations
  • Reservations made after September 6, 2017, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes guarantees reservation by credit card. Card cards will not be charged prior to the scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival date.

CME Credit Statement

This live activity, Geriatric Medicine, with a beginning date of October 4, 2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
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